Thursday, March 14, 2013

Busy Times at Gladstone Airport This Week

Jamie C captured this great photo above late on Wednesday 13 March showing the afternoon rush hour at Gladstone Airport.  Part of that rush included QantasLink Dash-8-Q400 VH-QOT.

Also QantasLink (Cobham Aviation) Boeing B717-200 VH-NXJ.

And Virgin Australia (Skywest Airlines) ATR 72-500 VH-FVU.

Each of these aircraft were captured by Jamie as they departed Gladstone for Brisbane.

Also spotted earlier on Wednesday 13 March was Shadforth's Civil Engineering Contractors Cessna 414A VH-SMX.  This aircraft is a very familiar visitor to Gladstone Airport, and on this occasion, VH-SMX was visiting for the day from the Sunshine Coast.

Also spotted was Mackay-based SOCATA TB-20 VH-JTY.

On Thursday 14 March, Virgin ATR 72-500 VH-FVU was back at Gladstone, and Jamie managed to capture some lovely images, giving us a closer look at the ATR.

Jamie also spotted Bell 206 helicopter VH-SWI.  This chopper is usually based at Mackay with the Whitsunday Helicopter Group, although it has also been seen at Rockhampton during the week.

Also a frequent visitor to Central Queensland is Cessna 402B VH-RLX, which is registered to Papam Pty Ltd in Brisbane. 

Lastly, the General Aviation aircraft parking area is also becoming quite busy at Gladstone Airport, with parking on the tarmac becoming a little scarce.  The Gladstone Flying Training & Air Charter RA-Aus aircraft - Aeroprakt A22 Foxbat 24-4270 and Jabiru J-230 24-7347 can be seen. In the background, the new Careflight temporary hangar and building facilities can also be seen on GA Apron.

Meanwhile, spotted by Jamie parked on the grass away from the GA Apron was Par Avion / Bayswater Road Aerial Surveys Pilatus Britten-Norman BN2A-26 Islander VH-RQW.

Sister-ship and fellow Pilatus Britten-Norman BN2A-20 Islander VH-CWG was also spotted at Gladstone Airport earlier in the week.

Thanks to Jamie C for the great photos and report!

All photos taken by Jamie C  ©

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